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  • Chinese firm all but stops work on power transmission line

    LAHORE: A leading Chinese company has drastically slowed down work on the $2 billion 660kV high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line from Lahore to Matiari due to various problems, including differences with the government over size of a revolving fund...

    For its part, the government has decided not to enter into an agreement over another HVDC transmission line of 660kV (between Port Qasim and Faisalabad) with the company...

  • Labour stops work at Orange Line train site

    LAHORE: One of the Orange Line Metro Train project’s construction sites gave a deserted look on Saturday for the workers have stopped work, saying that the workplace is not safe...

    Eleven workers have died at the Orange Line sites...

  • Pakistan-India series: No cricket until border unrest stops, says Akhtar

    Straight-shooting former speedster Shoaib Akhtar called upon the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to shelve the proposed series against India, which according to the 'Rawalpindi Express' did not make sense amid the prevailing border tensions...

    The 40-year-old Akhtar, who burst onto the international arena after great performances against India in 1999, said a showdown between the two teams was vital for the game but 'it was not right' to...

  • Revised timings of Green Line train

    LAHORE: The newly-launched Green Line Express Train will be operating between federal and Sindh capitals according to revised timings from May 22...

    A spokesperson said on Monday that from May 22, the Green Line train would leave Karachi Cantt at 10pm for Islamabad’s Margalla station where it would arrive the next day at 8pm...

  • Green Line welcomed in Bahawalpur

    BAHAWALPUR: A large number of PML-N activists and railway officials welcomed the Green Line express train at Bahawalpur railway station on Saturday...

    As the Karachi-to-Islamabad Green Line arrived at railway station’s platform, a large number of people welcomed it with cheers and drumbeat...

  • Karachi’s Green Line bus will be more beautiful than Lahore metro: PM Nawaz

    KARACHI: "It will be more beautiful than the Lahore metro bus," Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told his audience during the groundbreaking ceremony of Karachi's Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system held at Nazimabad area's Anu Bhai Park on Friday...

    Upon his arrival in Karachi earlier, Premier Nawaz was received by CM Qaim, Sindh Governor Ishratul Ibad Khan and Director General Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar at the Pakistan Air...

  • Plan to bring Green Line bus project under video surveillance

    KARACHI: The federal government has decided to put its Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System project for Karachi under video surveillance for security and monitoring of the “state of the art transport service” through closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) with a plan to keep an eye on its pace, fairness and smoothness of the ongoing work, sources and officials said...

    They said some 150 cameras had already been installed and were...

  • Green Line bus project delayed till April

    KARACHI: Commuters in the metropolis would have to wait at least till April before they are able to travel by the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit service, as the project, launched in February 2016 and announced to be completed by December 2017, has been delayed...

    “If you go through the original plan, the [Green Line] bus service terminates at the Gurumandir intersection,” said an official...

  • SHC suspends private firm’s permit to construct Green Line underpass

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday suspended the work permit issued by the federal authorities to a private firm engaged in the construction work of an underpass near the Quaid’s mausoleum for the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) till May 31...

    Read: Green line blues: Delays mar a major public transport project in KarachiThey submitted that the defendant construction firm was not qualified for the award of the contract...

  • Part of Green Line bus project to be built at grade, says Murad

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday took a policy decision to construct the portion of the Green Line bus project from the Numaish intersection to Municipal Park at grade so that it could be completed soon as it had already taken too long to complete...

    The chief secretary told the meeting that the federal government had given two options to the provincial government for the construction of the BRT Green Line...

  • Green Line bus project to be made operational by March 2020, Murad told

    KARACHI: The Sindh government has ordered removal of all impediments in the completion of the much-awaited Green Line bus rapid transit project so that it can become operational by next year...

    Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah issued such directives during a meeting held at the CM House to review the work on Green Line, which is being undertaken by the Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Ltd (SIDCL), on Wednesday...

  • President briefed on Karachi’s Green Line project

    KARACHI: The Green Line bus rapid transit project, which is expected to be completed by March 2020, would provide the much-needed transport facility to hundreds of thousands of people of Karachi initially with 65 diesel-hybrid buses, a senior official said on Monday...

    According to a statement issued by the Governor House, SIDCL chief executive officer Sualeh Farooqi informed the meeting that the company had completed phase-I of the...

  • Angry green men: The illusion of ill-treatment and conspiracy in Pakistan cricket

    While reviewing Inside Out – the 2006 autobiography of former Pakistan cricket captain, Mushtaq Mohammad – EspnCricinfo’s Andrew Miller suggests that the chapter in which Mushtaq details how he was removed from captaincy in 1979, is ‘a typical tale of backstabbing and duplicity …’Miller believes this is typically a Pakistani trait that often plagues the perceptions of former Pakistan cricket captains...

    This is not to suggest that...

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